Mother Takes a Holiday (Part II)
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- Whirlpool Corporation
Ken Smith remarks: Sponsored by Whirlpool, this is A Fortress Of Steel meets Young Man's Fancy, and equates women's liberation with labor-saving electric appliances. Teenaged "Marilyn" helps her girlfriends trick their doofy dads into buying new electric laundry equipment for their homes by taking their moms away for a weekend. The dads indulge themselves in an all-day cribbage game (!) and experience the wonder of Marilyn's parents' "complete home laundry." The plot is interrupted by a visit to the Whirlpool assembly plant, where we see Marilyn's washing machine -- "a clean-lined, simply-designed, purely functional beauty" -- being assembled. The dads come around ("Here's real emancipation from old-fashioned chores!") and everybody is happy.
WOMEN MEN TEENAGERS ADOLESCENTS GIRLS KITCHENS LAUNDRIES APPLIANCES WASHERS MOTHERS FATHERS NARRATIVES HOUSEWORK ACTORS HOUSES HOMES INTERIORS TELEPHONES LAUNDRY CLOTHES FASHION AUTOMOBILES BUILDINGS BATHING SUITS RECREATION VACATIONS LEISURE HUMOR Gender roles Women Girls (teenage) Teenagers Appliances Houses and homes Washing machines Domestic engineering Home economics Whirlpool Corporation (sponsor) Industry Assembly lines Coca-Cola (drinking) Kitchens Surrealism Housework Telephones Clothes (washing) Laundry Emancipation (of women) Liberation (of women)
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Subject: Ahhh, The Water Saver What Happened to That?
Those machines were huge (40" wide?) and couldn't fit in most kitchens of that day, so went in the basement just like the ol' wringer washer. Not to mention the laundry tub for that great water saver.
Very clean skies in (once industrious) St Joe Michigan for those days when skies were green brown black and yellow with smoke with all those factories.
Men wore their pants pulled clear up to their nipples in those days.
"A" for effort. A Jam Handy classic.
Subject: high suspense
Subject: Most Wanted by Most Women
Subject: Out with the Wash
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